This is a smaller zoo, but it does have a decent number of animals. Just don't expect to see more exotic animals as these are the more run of the mill zoo animals (goats, seals, lions, monkeys, lizards, snakes, etc.) The grounds are kept nicely and you can get up close and personal with many of the animals. There is a pavilion if you want to bring a picnic lunch (or you can buy lunch from the snack bar) and a playground for the little ones.
One note: winter visits wouldn't be so great as many of the animals are in their winter quarters and you can't see them.
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